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The Fate of Underworld Slang.

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg examines what has happened to underworld slang. He says it no longer thrives the way it did in centuries gone by.

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Other segments from the episode on May 9, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 9, 1990: Interview with Andrew Weil; Review of Paul Hindemith's album "Symphonie in B[-Flat] [für Concert-Band]; Die Vier Temperamente"; Interview with Hanif Kureishi;…

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